Dr Alec Grant is a principal lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Brighton, UK. He qualified as a mental health nurse in the mid-1970s and went on to study psychology, social science, psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. He is widely published, in the fields of ethnography, autoethnography, clinical supervision, cognitive behavioural psychotherapy and communication and interpersonal skills. His current and developing scholarly interests coalesce in the area of narrative inquiry. He is happily married, a proud grandfather, and loves swimming and playing traditional music on the fiddle.